Shalom and welcome to the Parsha in 60 seconds
Today’s portion is from Exodus 13:17–17:16 it is called Beshalach which means “when he let go”
Pharaoh let the Israelites go. Moses took the bones of Joseph and God went before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night.
The Israelites camped by the sea, Pharaoh had a change of heart, and he chased the Israelites with chariots.
God used Moses to part the Red Sea and the Israelites went through. The Egyptians pursued, but God slowed them by locking their chariot wheels. God used Moses to close the red sea and armies drown. Miriam than sang a song to God.
Three days later they came to Marah but the water was bitter. God sweetened the water with a piece of wood that Moses chucked into the water. Soon hunger became an issue and God provided bread that fell from the sky. They wanted meat so God provided quail. The Manna would expire after a day except before Sabbath.
Thirsty again, the Israelites complained and God instructed Moses to hit a rock and water flowed out.
Israel was attacked by Amalek. During the battle Moses held up his hand and Israel prevailed; but whenever he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
Moses grew weary, he sat on a stone, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, and Joshua conquered Amalek in battle.
God would utterly blot out the memory of Amalek.
And that is Beshalach in 60 seconds.
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